I came across Cantenaar Cheese in the cheese case at Goat Inc., in Mississauga. This cheese was advertised as a low fat, low salt cheese. I figured that also meant low flavour. I have to report that I was pleasantly surprised. If I had not been told this was a “healthy” cheese I would not have figured it as such. The cheese is nutty, buttery and has a pleasant texture.
Cantenaar is a cow’s milk cheese that comes from Holland. It has 40% less fat and 25% less salt than “regular” cheese. It’s taste is closest to an aged Gouda. I like that it has less fat and salt. I can justify eating a little more. This cheese is so good I want to.
Here is a youtube video describing Cantenaar.
What kind of wine would you pair with this cheese please?
Any dry red wine is wonderful with this cheese. It it the best low fat, low sodium cheese out there. Absolutely heaven!!
I used to be able to buy 8% cantenaar, but now all I can find is 17%. The 8% was wonderful. Any idea where I can find any in Toronto?
you can buy it at Pusateri’s – which is high end grocery retailer in Toronto. They have 3 locations. Bayview Village, Avenue Road/Lawrence and Yorkville.